California Legislative Roundup: What Passed, and What Didn’t

Our review of the key energy and environmental bills of the state’s just-ended session, from clean energy and batteries [...]

California Lawmakers Push 100% Clean Energy Bill Closer to Governor’s Desk

A California Assembly committee voted 10-5 in favor of raising the state’s renewable energy target to 100%, giving new [...]

California May Reach 50% Renewable Power Goal by 2020 — 10 Years Early

Two years ago, Gov. Jerry Brown signed an ambitious law ordering California utility companies to get 50 percent of their [...]

California’s Cap-and-Trade Program Just Won a Major Legal Challenge

But now legislators have to figure out what’s next after 2020. California’s four-year-old cap-and-trade program, which sets a cap [...]

California Gov. Jerry Brown Signs New Climate Change Laws

California is already on track to drastically reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels by 2020. Now under legislation [...]

In Paris, California Governor Brown, Ambassador Hartley Welcome 15 New Signatories to Under 2 MOU Climate Pact

On his second full day in Paris for the United Nations Climate Change Conference, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. [...]

California Confronts Climate Change: What It Means To Boost Its Renewable Portfolio Standard To 50%

On Oct. 7, Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr., D-Calif., signed S.B.350, the Clean Energy and Pollution Reduction Act of [...]

Gov. Brown Signs California Climate Change Bill to Spur Renewable Energy, Efficiency Standards

California launched an ambitious effort Wednesday to expand renewable energy and increase energy efficiency, advancing Gov. Jerry Brown’s plans [...]

Passage of California Climate Change Bill Could Set Global Example

When Gov. Jerry Brown visits the Vatican this week for an international conference, he’ll be carrying a resolution from [...]